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Avroko Turns Gin Den Madam Geneva Into Latin-Themed Lounge Ghost Donkey

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Some cocktails are served in ceramic donkeys

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The team at AvroKo Hospitality (the group behind Saxon + Parole, Public, The Daily, and several others) is opening Ghost Donkey tomorrow at 4 Bleecker Street. Just last week, the space attached to Saxon + Parole was operating as Madam Geneva, a gin-based cocktail bar that opened in 2008. At Ghost Donkey, the focus will be on mezcal and tequila-based cocktails, and donkey-shaped barware. Behind the bar program are AvroKo veterans Nacho Jimenez (formerly of The Daily), and master mixologist Eben Freeman, who worked for the Altamarea Group before joining AvroKO.

Brad Farmerie, who's the executive chef at Saxon + Parole and the Michelin-starred Public, is offering Mexican-inspired snacks including salmon ceviche; a jicama salad with mango and pineapple; and four different kinds of nachos. Like all of AvroKo’s projects, Ghost Donkey was designed by AvroKo’s design team. Over the last few weeks, changes have been made to the Madam Geneva space including a slew of multi-colored lights in the ceiling, lots of mirrors, and a floral-adorned, life-size donkey at the entrance. Other AvroKo designed spaces (that are not owned by the group) include Dominque Ansel Kitchen, Beauty & Essex, and Carla Hall’s Southern Kitchen.

Starting tomorrow, Ghost Donkey will be open from 6:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. Monday through Wednesday, and 6:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. Thursday through Saturday. Check out the full menu below, and if you stop by, be sure to send us a photo of the donkey.

Ghost Donkey Full Menu on Scribd